The Importance Of Good Fortnite Keybinds

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Having optimal keybinds is one of the most important things if you are to be good at Fortnite and it’s something you can apply right away and begin to see results immediately. Recently, many pro players have altered their keybinds to adopt to the current meta as Epic continue to update their game each week.

What Settings Do Pro Players Use?

This weekend the Summer Skirmish concluded at PAX West and every player seemed to have different keybinds and There are sites like Pro Settings that are dedicated to keeping an updated list of the keybinds and settings for a large number of pro players throughout many different popular games such as Fortnite, CS:GO, Overwatch and PUBG.

However, don’t expect to be able to play like your favourite Fortnite pro or streamer just by copying their keybinds and settings. Although, with that being said, there can be some value derived from seeing what the best players use. But it would be best to use them as a basis or inspiration for forming your own personalised keybinds and settings.

What Are The Best Keybinds?

Ultimately, there are many different ways to skin a cat and the idea of the “best” Fortnite keybinds entirely a myth. The best keybinds are going to differ from person to person so it’s important that your settings be based around your personal preferences and peripherals.

Utilising Your Gaming Mouse

Most gaming mice have at least two thumb buttons, so it’s generally a good idea to make use of them. Although they can affect your grip and consequently your aim, so it might be best to bind these to building pieces where precise aiming isn’t as required.

Even if your mouse does not have thumb buttons then fret not as you can have perfectly good and usable keybinds by utilising only your gaming keyboard! Even so, if you can afford it, it could be worth investing in a new gaming mouse as it could make all the difference.

The most popular mouse for Fortnite right now is undoubtedly the Logitech G502 and players at PAX West were given the option between it and the Logitech G-Pro. The Logitech G502 has 11-programmable buttons and allows a lot of flexibility in how you arrange your keybindings.

Examples Of Good Keybinds

Good keybindings should be based around your 3 main building pieces: wall, floor and stairs. You should have each of these pieces on a separate key so that you can press them with independent fingers. Note, I recommend keybinding your Use Key from E to F as this will allow for better fluency of your fingers. Some commonly seen examples are:

Using No Mouse Buttons

Wall: Q
Floor: C or V
Stairs: E

Using One Mouse Button

Wall: Side mouse button 1
Stairs: E

Using Two Mouse Buttons

Wall: Side mouse button 1
Floor: Q
Stairs: Side mouse button 2

How Long Does It Take To Get Used To New Keybindings?

This entirely depends on how long you have been playing with your old keybinds for and how many keys were changed. I recommend changing only one key at a time which will take anywhere from a couple of games to a couple of days to get used to and for it to feel natural again.

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